Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

Fun Easter Basket Alternatives

This Easter, why not try something different and fun for your Easter baskets? According to the National Confectioners Association, 77% of Americans participate in giving Easter baskets each year.

The origin of modern day Easter traditions, such as the Easter basket, are believed to have been introduced to America by German immigrants who moved with their stories of a bunny that delivered eggs. As is the case with any holiday, families can choose if they want to go lavishly over-the-top, or stick with practicality. Here at Daily Mom, we prefer practical basket goodies that we know will be loved and appreciated long beyond the egg hunt. In a world of STUFF, why not think of a way to turn our NEEDS into WANTS.

The Easter basket is the perfect start to practical gift giving, while preserving the time honored traditions that accompany the Easter holiday. Whatever your preference, lavish or low key, check out these ideas on making this Easter unique and fun.

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An Edible Easter Basket… Yum!

When it comes to the family Easter spread, why not leave the main meal to Grandma and the scrumptious sides to siblings! Everyone knows dessert is the best part of a holiday spread, and Easter is no different. This edible Easter basket will have everyone ooh’ing and aah’ing, and the best part is that you can make it as easy-peasy or over-the-top as you’d like.

This cupcake is adaptable to your cooking comfort, but doesn’t skimp on cuteness. Keep it simple and allow the taste of the cupcake to speak to your stomach, dress it up to let your inner kitchen goddess out, or make it a fun activity to do with the kids. Whatever you decide, the edible Easter basket will be a hit!

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Celebrating St. Patricks Day with Irish Cooking

Half the fun of holidays is how you celebrate them together as a family. St. Patrick’s Day is a great holiday that doesn’t have a set agenda you have to follow with how the day is celebrated. From dressing in green to decking the house out with shamrocks, there is no wrong way to celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick.

St. Patrick was a fifth-century missionary in Ireland who for most of his life, worked to convert the pagan Irish to Christianity. Most stories about the day claim Patrick was responsible for driving the snakes from Ireland when in fact Ireland never had a snake problem – the snakes were allegory for the druid worshiping celts. Green clothing, or the wearing of the green, stems from how St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish in 1727. Images of the Saint are often depicted with a cross in one hand, and shamrocks in the other.

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Escape the Winter Blues at Ocean Club Resorts Turks & Caicos

As winter starts to settle over most of us in the US, our moods drop, our energy levels dissipate, our skin pales, and our hearts start wishing for the warm sun again — at least for those of us who are summer babies and suffer from self-diagnosed seasonal affective disorder. Don’t let the snowbanks and looming months of scarves and earmuffs get you down this year. Escape it all for a week, round up your other winter-weary friends and family, and book a ticket to year-round sunny Turks & Caicos.

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DIY Homemade Holiday Jewelry

The holiday season is here! For many that means cold, wintery weather and long afternoons inside. With children on their winter breaks there will be plenty of time for all sorts of fun activities. Why not show that it’s the hap-hap-happiest time of the year by wearing some holiday cheer?

Grab the kids and head to the craft store. In one afternoon of fun you’ll be spreading the joy everywhere you go with these simple DIY angel earrings.

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Balancing a Healthy Christmas: One Mom’s Advice on Managing Diabetes During the Holidays

When you think of holidays, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas, one of the first things you think of is: food. Overindulgence just seems to be part of the plan. Willpower seems to go by the wayside, but it is pertinent to a diabetic.

Today, Antoinette Taranto, mom of two sons (one of which is a diabetic), offers some tricks and tips to help enjoy the holidays. With proper management, children with diabetes can enjoy the holidays as well. 

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Simple and Stylish Furniture Shopping with Article

Christmas is just around the corner and the New Year is creeping up on us quickly. Are you looking around your house thinking of how nice it would be to do a furniture and decorating overhaul as a holiday gift to your family or to kick off the New Year? Then you have stumbled into the right place. Does the thought of braving furniture stores and their overbearing salespeople, sales you cannot seem to understand or navigate, or the pressure of chasing your kids down in a large store with way too many breakables seem daunting to you especially during the busy holiday? Insert Article: the revolutionary online store that is as transparent as a company as their furniture is gorgeous. They are quickly refashioning the entire furniture shopping experience in amazing ways.

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Holiday Attire for Kids #DMHoliday16

Holidays are a time for dressing up and snuggling up. Twirly dresses and bowties, shiny new shoes and winter boots, footie pjs decorated with Santa and his reindeer – there are so many special ways to stay festive with your child’s style and attire during this holiday season. We here at Daily Mom have found some of the best outfits, shoes, and pajamas for this holiday season so your kids are the stars of the holiday shows. So curl up with some hot chocolate and check out some of the cutest and most festive brands and styles for this holiday season.

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Gifts for Preschoolers Holiday 2016 #DmHoliday16

There are so many toys on the market for preschoolers today, and we’re bombarded with even more via commercials, flyers, and ads around the holidays. Here at Daily Mom, we know it can be overwhelming and sometimes frustrating to choose toys that are current without being quick money-wasting fads, so we took the guesswork and stress out of shopping for your preschooler this holiday season. We’ve hand-selected our favorite toys, games, and clothing from brands we love and trust, and compiled a gift guide of things you won’t feel guilty about giving your little ones!

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Gift Guide for the Beauty Lover Holiday 2016 #DMHoliday16

We all have that special someone in our lives that is addicted to beauty products. Here’s a hint: if her bathroom drawers are overflowing, or require additional storage, you may have one of these ladies in your life. The practical side of you may roll your eyes at gifting her yet another beauty product, however, we urge you to fight that side away and gift her something you know she’ll love. Because really, who doesn’t love switching up their fragrances or makeup hues? Read on to hear our top beauty product picks for Christmas 2016.

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Preparing Your Kitchen for The Upcoming Holiday #DMHoliday16

Thanksgiving is coming up this week, and Christmas is just around the corner. Even if you don’t celebrate either of these two holidays there are plenty of opportunities to host lovely winter get togethers right in your home. However, with the pleasure of being the host comes the task of ensuring that your kitchen is as prepared as your heart is to welcome people into your home. The holidays are such a wonderful time of year to reflect on all the joy that the year has brought you, or celebrate that which hasn’t been perfect but can be improved upon next year. While you are making your shopping lists this year to ensure that you have all the requirements for entertaining, we have three brands that absolutely cannot be left off your list: Le Crueset, Silpat, and Charles Viancin.

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Preparing for the Holidays with the perfect Gallery Wall by Framebridge #DMHoliday16

The holidays are coming, and it’s time to start preparing. Gifts have to be bought, houses have to be cleaned; you want everything to be perfect down to the last detail. It is possible that you have stood in the center of your house looking around and thinking of all the nooks and crannies you thought you would have gotten around to decorating this year. Well, you are in luck. It is not too late, and it is actually almost as easy to orchestrate as it is to make your own pumpkin pie. For a lovely addition to your home or even the perfect and sentimental gift this special season, look no further than Framebridge.

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Daily Mom’s Beauty & Fashion LIVE Holiday Extravanganza

This guide, in conjunction with our Holiday Extravaganza on Facebook LIVE, provides you with some of the best beauty and fashion items for mamas out there. From haircare and skincare to fashion for new and experienced moms, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to enter a chance to win something from our $2,200 worth of giveaways! 

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Daily Mom’s Gifts for Everyone Live Holiday Extravaganza

The holiday season is upon us and shopping for all the special people on your list can be overwhelming. We’re here to help you get started by sharing our favorite items hitting the shelves this season.

This guide, paired with our Holiday Extravaganza event on Facebook LIVE will kick off the holiday season with brands who are going to be on everyone’s wish list this year.

From gifts for the whole family to stocking stuffers, you don’t want to miss this; our picks will give you the insider information you need as the shopping season heats up. Ready for the chance to take home one of our Holiday Gifts for yourself? Head down to the bottom of this post to register for your opportunity to win. 

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Daily Mom’s Beauty & Fashion LIVE Holiday Extravaganza

With the holidays fast approaching, we’ve got you covered on some amazing brands and products that would make the perfect gifts for beauty and fashion lovers. Be sure to enter for a chance to win something from our $2,200 worth of giveaways! 

We have partnered with several brands to show you the latest and greatest in the world of beauty and fashion for mamas, and we are bringing them to you LIVE on our Facebook page on Friday, November 18th at 1 PM EST. Check out the information below to learn more so you don’t miss out on some cool products and amazing giveaways!

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